Marina Epelman, Associate Professor in the IOE Department, is the 2016 recipient of the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Teaching Excellence. These awards are presented annually to one faculty member in Industrial and Operations Engineering and one in Materials Science and Engineering to recognize outstanding teaching.
Professor Epelman joined the IOE faculty in the Fall of 1999. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in linear and nonlinear optimization. In addition to her outstanding teaching record, Professor Epelman chairs the all-important Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid (GAFA) committee and manages a very strong research program as well. Her research concerns many aspects of mathematical programming, including theory of linear, semidefinite and nonlinear optimization and development and analysis of algorithms.